... and with absolutely no graphical downgrade ...
... can also be played on a smartphone. The faces on the characters are stylized replications of their respective in-show characters. In order to do that the developers who made the game would have had to custom render their faces into it, which means they'd need to do that for everyone who plays the game. That's an incredible amount of work. None of us are worth that shit.
In this article, John Cheese talked about an embarrassing chase scene from CSI: New York where a blue fox on a hover board is chased by a generic white man with a jet pack, and it all took place in the MMO Second Life and in your mind during your last aneurism. What he didn't mention are the few minutes that led to that chase, when a member of the CSI team takes part in a series of in-game gladiatorial battles.
During the fights, the camera cuts to a new angle approximately three times a second. In a lot of games -- MMOs in particular -- there's no such thing as a camera cut; just a lot of third-person ass and neck. If a game actually played that way you'd vomit and quit just after telling some poor kid from Milwaukee that you violated his mom.
Quick, he's attacking you, in this first-person shoo-
Oh, sorry, not first person, now we see him from behind while you kill him ... for whatever reason.
And now a shot of the crowd? Why?
The Big Bang Theory doesn't exactly get the nerd seal of approval for its portrayal of geeks, and this clip, wherein Penny plays Age of Conan, really takes their suck up a few notches.
Motion sensors inside your microphone will know to tilt the head of your avatar if you tilt your head, because the writers of this show have never played a video game.
And if the player wants to stroke her chin condescendingly, press and hold "B."
If the technology to have in-game avatars understand language and immediately perform gestures appropriate for the words spoken by the players, every Halo deathmatch you've ever participated in would have included a moment where a Master Chief rage-screamed homophobic slurs while pointing to a non-existent TV, which would be followed by the genetically modified super-human Spartan solider cowering in fear as his father pummeled him with a belt. Then you'd watch Master Chief type an angry status update.
But They Have to Do It Because ...
They're trying to tell a more dynamic story, so they bend the rules of video games until they're a mangled, useless heap of digital bullshit that resembles nothing that can be found in a real game. Only then is their totally rad and hip reference to modern technology ready for the screen.